Breaking News: Gwynn to Join Padres

Todd KaufmannSenior Writer IMay 21, 2009

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 05:  Tony Gwynn #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers prepares to bat against the Texas Rangers on March 5, 2008 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

No, Tony Gwynn isn't trying a Michael Jordan like comeback, but the San Diego Padres liked his son enough to bring him home to his native San Diego.

The Padres traded outfielder Jody Gerut to the Milwaukee Brewers for Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn is expected to be in uniform tonight for San Diego and don the number 18, just one short of his father's number 19.

Gwynn comes to San Diego after spending the first 38 games of the season with the Nashville Sound, the Triple-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers. He hit .309 with one home run, nine RBI and 15 stolen bases for the Sound.

With this trade, it could lead to a deal that would include Brian Giles, especially knowing how bad Giles has struggled thus far.

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